Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. His first brush with comedy was at age 17 when his brother encouraged him to go on stage spontaneously at a Boston comedy club. Until then, comedy had never entered his mind as a profession, but after his first appearance, he was hooked.

He later attended New York University, earning a degree in Fine Arts. While still in college, he continued to perform regularly in comedy clubs and universities throughout New York. He gained a spot on The Cosby Show as a friend of Theo. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited from the stand-up world (via MTV's television show, Remote Control) and then landed a coveted spot as part of the Saturday Night Live cast/writing team, first appearing in the 1990/91 season. In 1990, Adam made a short appearance in an ABC after-school special entitled Testing Dirty.

With SNL for five years, as both a writer and performer, Sandler gained national recognition creating a host of unique characters including "Cajun Man," "Opera Man," "Canteen Boy," "Herlihy Boy" and "the host of the 'Denise Show.'" He also performed memorable impersonations of Axl Rose and Eddie Vedder, and did guest spots on the popular "Weekend Update." One irate L.A. Times reader described Saturday Night Live's Adam Sandler after the paper ran a profile on him as "The most talentless, juvenile and offensive member of the current cast."

Adam's career expanded more with the release of They're all gonna laugh at you! in September 1993 and he immediately went on to receive a Grammy nomination, even as it made its unprecedented run up the charts, spending over 100 weeks on Billboard's Heatseekers listings alone. The album spawned the hit single "Lunchlady Land" as well as the popular video "Buddy," while bringing back "The Thanksgiving Song" and showing the world "The Buffoon." With the release of What The Hell Happened To Me? in 1996, Adam introduced a host of more Sandler characters while continuing to maintain the element of complete, and completely hilarious and originality. Adam's latest CD is What's Your Name?, an all music (also his least successful) album including "The Lonesome Kicker" and "The Goat Song." It was released in 1997. His next album, Stanley and Judy's Kid, is set to be released in late 1999.

Sandler's film career kicked into high gear starting with a small cameos in Shakes the Clown and in Coneheads, followed by co-starring roles in Airheads and Mixed Nuts. Sandler's began his starring role in Universal's Billy Madison, a box office smash that he co-wrote. Next up in the film arena for Sandler was his second Universal comedy, Happy Gilmore, a great success! Soon after, he co-starred with Daymon Wayons in the action/comedy Bulletproof. Next, Adam Sandler starred in The Wedding Singer, which became even more successful than any of his previous movies. He even won a 1997 MTV Movie Award for the "Best Kiss" category for his kiss with Drew Barrymore in that movie. The Wedding Singer stars Sandler as the ultimate master of ceremonies who guarantees all a good time... until he gets left at the altar of his own wedding. This transforms him into a newlyweds' worst nightmare -- an entertainer who can do nothing but destroy what is supposed to be the perfect day. The WaterBoy was Adam's next movie, released in November, 1998. It is about a simple-minded Cajun waterboy for a football team that is put on the team and wins the heart of the small Lousiana town that he resides in.

The latest Sandler movie release is Big Daddy, a comedy about a toll-booth operator who adopts a kid so that his girlfriend will think he is more mature. It was released in the summer of 1999. Next, he plans to put out Little Nicky, a movie where he stars as the devil, and a Saturday-morning cartoon show. Most recently, he released a skit/musical comedy album entitled Stanley and Judy's Kid, including the second installment of The Chanukkah Song.


More info:
Father: Stan, former electrical engineer
Mother: Judy
Brother: Lawyer
Sister: Elizabeth, older
Sister: Older
Education: BFA from New York University, New York
Agency: Creative Artists Agency
Fan Mail Addresses:

Adam Sandler (personal)
5420 Worster Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Adam Sandler (agents)
c/o Baker-Winouker-Ryder
9100 Wilshire Blvd. 6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Endeavor (for an autographed picture)
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